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Accomplices of IM terrorists trained for planting bombs


Jaipur: Five accomplices of suspected IM terrorists, who were held from Sikar, had been prepared for the task of planting of bombs at targets in Rajasthan, a senior police officer today said.

Initial investigation also showed that one of them was mentally prepared to go to Afghanistan for Fiyadeen (suicide bombing) training, while all of them were to be used as bomb carriers and for planting explosives by their handlers in the state.

“However, their targets are not clear yet and the inputs provided by them are being verified,” ATS ADG Alok Tripathi told reporters here.

Those who were arrested from Jaipur and Jodhpur had visited Agra and Delhi and one of the five accused held in Sikar yesterday said during interrogation that he was planning to go to Bharatpur, Tripathi said.

The accused, identified as Wahid Gauri, Sajjad Chauhan, Aquib Bhati, Wakar and Umar, were picked by the Rajasthan ATS from their houses in Sikar in the wee hours yesterday and were produced before a local court here which remanded them in police custody for seven days.

Three of them are students, one is a typist and another is a painter.

“All of them were in touch with Mohammad Maruf alias Ibrahim, who was among other terrorists arrested in Jaipur on Sunday, despite knowing the fact that Maruf was having connection with IM operatives Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu and other dreaded terrorists in Pakistan.

“The five accomplices were also collecting Rs 100 per month on their own for arrangements of stay and visits of other terrorist to Sikar,” the ADG said.